Quotation Tödtling, Franz, Trippl, Michaela, Frangenheim, Alexandra. 2019. Policy options for green regional development. PEGIS: Papers in Evolutionary Geography and Innovation Studies 2019/16.




Green and sustainable development has received increasing attention in recent years due to challenges emanating from climate change and worsening environmental conditions. Although these are problems of global nature, actions have to be taken often at lower spatial scales, such as local and regional ones. In this paper we focus on innovation and industrial policies and on the regional level, since green development often emerges here and can be supported by respective policies. However, effective policies have to consider that individual regions face different kinds of industrial and environmental challenges for moving towards a ‘greener’ future. This article develops a framework that allows taking such differences into account. Furthermore, we distinguish between the production and application of ‘green technologies’ and consider their spatial nature. We investigate factors and challenges for green regional development and we explore the potential role of policies for different types of regions.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Policy options for green regional development
Title of whole publication PEGIS: Papers in Evolutionary Geography and Innovation Studies 2019/16
Year 2019
JEL O33, R11, R58


Tödtling, Franz (Details)
Frangenheim, Alexandra (Universität Wien, Austria)
Trippl, Michaela (Universität Wien, Austria)
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5329 Economics of location (Details)
5331 Structural policy (Details)
5350 Innovation research (Details)
5606 Spatial research (Details)
5608 Regional development planning (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
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